for Clinical Accuracy:
Upon completion of this unit, the learner will be able to describe evaluation and management of gastrointestinal and genitourinary infectious diseases in the elderly. The modules address both community dwelling and those elderly in long term care. This one hour CEU accredited unit is divided into 3 modules of 15-20 minutes each. It's design allows delivery as either a lecture or voiced for a distance web-based module or self-directed learning. Each module ends with case-based questions and answers.
Upon completion, the learner will be able to: MODULE ONE: 1) List the common causes of gastroenteritis 2) Describe the diagnostic features of noninvasive and invasive organisms 3) List the diagnostic tests and treatment for infectious causes of gastroenteritis MODULE TWO: 1) List the causes of viral hepatitis 2) List the at-risk populations in the elderly 3) Describe the evaluation for viral hepatitis 4) List the prevention and basic treatment of viral hepatitis in the elderly MODULE THREE: 1) List the aging physiologic changes that predispose elder’s to UTIs 2) Describe the prevention and diagnosis of UTIs in catheterized and non-catheterized patients 3) Contrast asymptomatic bacteriuria from urinary tract infections
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines:
A) Implementation: 1) For lecture presentation: There are no special implementation requirements other than familiarity with the technology to use PowerPoint. Presenters should be comfortable enough with content to facilitate a robust discussion. 2) For use in distance learning: The material was originally adapted to Blackboard learning systems, however using the Power Point system as we have, it can be adapted to many distance based learning system. We recommend for optimal learning that the presentation have speaker voicing ( audio) to explain the slides and the learner also have the ability to read the lecture notes. Benefits and practical tips: For lecture and self learning: The 15-20 minute modular format is concise and partialized, allowing presenters to select the most relevant information for their audience. For use in distance learning: Our feedback is that the 15-20 minute segments are popular, the learners cite that it less intimidating to do, the questions at the end create a break and closure and the 1 hour credit for completion of the three module unit is attained "painlessly".
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy:
, and . Infectious Disease in the Elderly (in Community and Long Term Care Facilities) Genitourinary and Gastrointestinal Diseases. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2008 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1224